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bio website johndlyon.com
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Software Engineer living in Brisbane. Likes Python, working with data.


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Jan
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answered Installation for dummies
Jan
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comment When extracting an ISO, it warns of low disk space, but I have 15 gigs at least. No idea what to do
What program are you using to extract the ISO, and where are you extracting it to?
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Sep
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answered How do I arrange photos by visual similarities?
Jun
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comment Dell FX100 KVM Host card clobbers onboard audio
This is the first thing I should have done, but the server is in a very difficult to access location and there is no out-of-band management setup on this particular server, so I can't get at the BIOS. OOBM is definitely a requirement for similar applications in the future.
Jan
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Dec
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comment SSD not found by laptop
According to the only spec sheets I could find for a Envy 6 sleekbook(PDF), the options are a 320Gb (lower model) or 500Gb (see linked PDF) HDD. Nothing is mentioned of an SSD. Perhaps the HDD has a large cache or similar? You won't, and probably shouldn't, be able to access this as a separate drive. It's designed to cache commonly used data from the spinning drive, to aid with common tasks. I'm usure as to whether this is internal to the drive or if not, whether Ubuntu supports it.
Nov
20
comment How can I update Ubuntu offline without using Synaptic or Keryx?
You should be able to use the portable version of Keryx, I just did the same on an offline 10.04.2 machine and it worked fine. Have you tried using the portable version of Keryx on a USB key?
Nov
20
comment How can I update Ubuntu offline without using Synaptic or Keryx?
Your English is fine, but the current version of Keryx looks completely different and appears to have completely removed a lot of this functionality! I still managed to loosely follow these instructions - I got Keryx to download the appropriate debs and was able to install them with dpkg, so have an upvote.
Oct
10
comment How can I find duplicate photos?
@Vadi that's a different, and more complicated question. Tineye does image identification which doesn't rely on metadata, hashes, etc (it can identify similar looking images) but that's an online service. They provide an API but I'm not aware of any applications that take advantage of this yet. The other complication is that you wouldn't want to remove similar images all the time, for example if you edit photos but want to keep copies of the originals. Removing identical duplicates is much safer.
May
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accepted Dell FX100 KVM Host card clobbers onboard audio
May
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answered Dell FX100 KVM Host card clobbers onboard audio
May
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comment Dell FX100 KVM Host card clobbers onboard audio
It could also be that the onboard audio is disabled in the BIOS, but I don't think this is the case, and as I can only access the machine remotely, it's difficult to test this.
May
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